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June 2017- WM Partner Emeritus Frank Waesche, III, Receives the ASCE Meritorious Service Award

Wallace Montgomery Partner Emeritus Frank Waesche, III, has received the Meritorious Service Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This award honors Frank’s long career of delivering projects that continue to improve the way Marylanders from all backgrounds live, work, and travel. His work on transportation-related projects—specifically the MARC trains, light rail, and metro subway systems—has had a positive impact on business interests throughout the state. The Meritorious Service Award specifically recognizes engineers whose work has been animated by a spirit of community service, and who have shown a clear commitment to mentoring the next generation of engineering professionals.

Frank Waesche, III, accepts the ASCE Meritorious Service Award

As a Partner at Wallace Montgomery, Frank led the firm’s expansion to a staff of 220 employees, with offices in four states. Early in his career, he was at the creative epicenter of the Baltimore Inner Harbor’s grand renaissance, designing relieving platforms, bridges, bulkheads, and piazzas that have made areas of the Inner Harbor, one of the city’s key tourist destinations, more structurally sound, easily accessible for pedestrians and motorists, and aesthetically pleasing. According to The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, the Harbor is the centerpiece of Baltimore’s tourism industry, generating millions of dollars for the city and the state of Maryland, while supporting over 21,000 jobs.

Throughout his career, Frank has harnessed his talents to give other people greater access to opportunity, and his commitment to community did not end when he wasn’t in the office. As the former president and treasurer for the Maryland Association of Engineers, and the former vice president for the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers, he has provided mentorship to young engineers. He was recently recognized as a Fellow by the American Council of Engineering Companies for his contributions to the engineering community in Maryland. Frank has also given his time to national causes that have advanced engineering as a profession, and have enhanced the overall safety of our roadways: He is a member of the ASCE, a member of the Engineering Society of Baltimore, and a charter member on the Federal Transit Administration’s Construction Roundtable. But Frank’s drive to help other people extends even beyond his work; he is also a proud member of the St. Paul’s School for Girls Property Committee.

The entire Wallace Montgomery family congratulates Frank for receiving this prestigious honor.